The Avici Tunable Spectrum
Growing for specific phyto-chemicals requires specific lighting. Avici is a continuous solar-spectrum LED array that begins with the sun as a basis for tuned optimal spectra.
A Completely Integrated Lighting Solution
Pioneering indoor horticulturalists have historically been forced to mix and match different components, often sourced from several manufacturers and suppliers, to create a complete indoor horticultural lighting system. Fortunately, thanks to Avici, those days are behind us.
Avici is a completely integrated, plug n’ play, no-compromise plant lighting solution. We make our own drivers and control electronics, and they’re built right inside the Avici chassis. All you have to do is plug it in and start growing.
So many growers are dissapointed by LED grow lighting because a lot of LED makers pitch 400w and 600w systems as the “equivalent” of a 1000w HPS or Metal Halide luminaire. Regardless of the source, the PPFD has to be similar to get similar results, which is why Avici is built to be not “almost” as bright but actually BRIGHTER than a 1000w DE Metal Halide lamp! Here’s how we do all that for under nine hundred bucks:
We Start With The Best LED Chips
No knock-off clone parts here. Avici is made from Osram and LumiLED (Philips) LEDs, the best we tested. Arranged on a wide, flat plane, Avici’s array of small emitters make a flat, even canopy of light unattainable with high-power LEDs or COBs at normal hang heights. It’s much more work to do this way, but a look at the IES files (or plants grown under them) show it was all worth it.
We Make the Drivers
The photo shows one of the Avici drivers with eight (8) independently controllable constant-current channels. During full-power heat-soaked operation, no component exceeds 70C for an estimated 32 year lifespan and Avici’s massive, fan-cooled, custom heatsink keeps the LED chips cooler than that. Heat kills electronics so we try to keep it down. Our drivers use 600v power FETs as opposed to the more common 400v devices, and the electrolytic capacitors are rated for 105C, far beyond they’re actual in-use temperature. Silicon carbide catch diodes round out the Avionic-grade built on a HumidiGuard silicone coated circuit board for operation in humid environments. We don’t buy some one-size-fits driver and bolt it in. We design exactly what we need and tune it to match the LEDs exactly.
We Make the Controllers
This is our control board and is a small computer (MCU) running the now ubiquitous Revolution RS-485 protocol used by many other makers. Note also the extensive off-board filtering and EMI rejection circuitry needed to pass FCC Part 18B and the even tougher FCC Part 15B and European CISPR 22 specs. CE approved for Europe and CSA approved for localities requiring a UL listing, Avici controls are as close to bulletproof as we could make them.
We Make It SOLID
Avionic grade electronics means MTBF (mean time between failures) measured in a few decades, not a few years. Running sixteen (16) separate transformer-isolated channels spreads the heat and lowers component stress over external power pack or “one big driver” designs. A common approach is high reliability equipment, the type of design is more common in aircraft than in lighting and also means Avici is field-repairable. Pull the top covers, swap out the boards, and you’re back up and growing. Avici is designed for large scale grow operations looking to save power and use tunable spectra to control production of specific plant constituent chemicals like terpenes. From 28w to 1150w, Avici runs cool and solid, brighter than the DE fixture it replaced, and on less power.
AVICI 1150w INTEGRATED GROWLIGHT
- First and only high-power, tunable, continuous spectrum LED
- Surge protected, computer controlled, generator safe
- HumidiGuard epoxy coated electronics for long life
- Runs on any voltage 120v, 240v or 277v right out of the box
- First and only LED luminaire to pass both FCC Part 18 and Part 15 Class B EMI limits